Join the jet set with a stay on Hamilton Island, the perfect base to explore the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands, in Australia.
Basking 10km (6mi) or so off the Queensland coast, Hamilton Island is the twinkling, beach-fringed luxury base for anyone out to explore the Great Barrier Reef off the Whitsunday Islands archipelago. It’s lush with tropical vegetation, has a glittering marina full of millionaires’ yachts and some of the most luxurious hotels in the country. Want to know the best places to stay? Read on.
If you want to leave your Instagram followers green with envy, then head to the Beach Club. Its blond wood furniture and calming colour palette echo the setting perfectly. The communal lounge and bar exceed expectations. Looking like something from the cover of an interior design magazine, this hotel is a collage of artsy pieces – soft-leather reading chairs, a bubbling water feature and that just-so arrangement of objets – in an open-plan, light-filled space. Are you ready for your close-up?